Kidderminster Harriers 1(1) v (0)1 Histon

Football Conference National - Aggborough - 12 April 2008

Attendance: 1540

Individual Stats
v Histon
Dean Coleman       [13/21] Danny Naisbett      
Jeff Kenna       [2/3] Erkan Okay      
Alex Jeannin       [22/25] Gareth Gwillim      
Gavin Hurren       [4/5] Matthew Langston      
Michael Wylde       [6/4] Matthew Mitchell-King      
Dean Bennett       [19/17] Robbie Nightingale      
Russ Penn       [10/33] Jack Midson      
Simon Russell       [7] John Kennedy      
Iyseden Christie       [23] Danny Wright      
Matt Barnes-Homer       [21/10] Antonio Murray      
Andy Ferrell       [17/18] Nathaniel Knight-Percival      
Brian Smikle       [14/6] Adrian Cambridge      
Michael McGrath       [15/9] Neil Kennedy      
Paul Bignot       [18/11] Jamie Barker      
Darryl Knights       [24/30] Patrick Ada      
Chris MacKenzie       [1] Lance Key      
Team Stats
  Fouls Conceded Offside Corners Shots On Shots off
Kidderminster 10 0 6 7 10
Histon 13 2 7 2 1
Kidderminster Histon
8 Iyseden Christie   52 Danny Wright  
Kenna Hurren   Wylde Jeannin
Penn     Ferrell
  Christie   Barnes-Homer  
Okay Langston   Mitchell-King Gwillim
Midson Kennedy   Nightingale Knight-Percival
  Wright   Murray  
Kidderminster Histon
75 Knights Barnes-Homer Knights to striker. 31 Ada Okay Ada to right back.
90+ Smikle Bennett Smikle to right midfield, Penn to defensive midfield. 53 Cambridge Nightingale Cambridge to right central midfield, Kennedy to left central midfield.
     73 Barker Midson Barker to right midfield.
Kidderminster Histon
Christie 83 Dissent   Langston 62 Foul
Mitchell-King 89 Foul
Referee: Amy Rayner (Leicestershire)
Match Report by St@tto

Harriers stretched their unbeaten run to seven games but had to settle for a hard-fought draw after being let down by their own profligacy in front of goal.

Showing just one change from the side that had thrashed Halifax in midweek - Michael Wylde coming in for his first start in place of skipper Mark Creighton who was suffering with blisters - Harriers began the game at a canter and looked set to carry on where they had left off at The Shay.

After just seven minutes they were ahead; leading scorer Iyseden Christie continued his hot streak firing in his 17th goal of the season from Andy Ferrell's cross, stretching his scoring run to seven consecutive games.  Harriers created a string of chances and should have the game wrapped up by the interval; Wylde had a header cleared off the line by Jack Midson and both Dean Bennett and Andy Ferrell from a direct free kick hit the woodwork as the play-off chasing visitors were forced back onto the defensive.  Histon managed just one shot at goal in the first half, Nathaniel Knight-Percival's shot from just inside the penalty area was pushed away for a corner by Dean Coleman.

Histon drew level against the run of play seven minutes after the break, Danny Wright bundling the ball over the line after Coleman had fumbled a long throw from the left.  Despite the setback Harriers continued to create chances although they wasted nearly all of them through their inability to get their shots on target.

On the hour mark Russ Penn was set up by Simon Russell but saw his shot deflected away for a corner by Matthew Mitchell-King.   Twenty minutes from the end Russell was the provider again for Christie but his shot was saved by former Bromsgrove keeper Danny Naisbett; a minute later Penn lobbed wide of the target from 35 yards with Naisbett out of position.  A good move started by Penn's strong run out of defence led to Ferrell setting up Russell but he shot over the bar.

Seven minutes from the end Harriers thought that would get a chance to win the game when Christie was hauled down in the penalty area by Patrick Ada but referee Amy Rayner saw fit to instead award a free-kick to Histon. Moments later Harriers' last chance of the game fell to Christie after a neat one-two with Russell but his delicate chip dropped over the bar.